G.089. Ehrharta Thunb.

Description of the genus

Perennial (in ours). Inflorescence a panicle, the branches often deflexed. Spikelets laterally flattened. Florets 3, the lower 2 sterile and reduced to empty lemmas, the upper bisexual. Glumes 2. Sterile lemmas exceeding glumes, transversely rugose to smooth; fertile lemma shorter than the sterile ones, often hinged with the second sterile one. Styles 2.

Derivation of name: Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, 1742-1795, Swiss-German pharmacist, naturalist, botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: 35 species: Africa (mainly South Africa), Mascarenes and Indonesia to New Zealand.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Ehrharta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ehrharta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ehrharta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ehrharta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ehrharta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ehrharta
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iNaturalist: Ehrharta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ehrharta
JSTOR Plant Science: Ehrharta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ehrharta
Plants of the World Online: Ehrharta
Tropicos: Ehrharta
Wikipedia: Ehrharta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ehrharta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=120, retrieved 21 February 2024

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